ESPN.com is reporting that the Sacremento Kings have traded Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Samuel Dalembert, who is in the final year of his deal.
The Kings, who have the No. 5 pick in the upcoming NBA draft had been rumored to be mulling over a deal with the Detroit Pistons. Sacremento would have sent the unhappy and generously paid Nocioni and their first-round pick in the draft to the Pistons in exchange for Tayshaun Prince, who is in the last year of his deal and the No. 7 pick in the draft.
The Pistons had reportedly been interested in moving up in the draft in order to snag a top-flight big man, which many assume to be Demarcus Cousins.